Gardaí have arrested three men and seized €110,000 of suspected cannabis herb and plants in Cork and Dublin.
In a statement issued today, Gardaí revealed details of the arrests and seizures on Thursday night.
Shortly before 9pm, Gardaí from the Fermoy Roads Policing Unit stopped a car on the M8 motorway in Mitchelstown.
A search of the car was carried out and Gardaí discovered €20,000 of suspected cannabis herb and €1,000 in cash in the boot.
Two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested at the scene and were brought to Fermoy Garda Station.
They were detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 and have since been charged to appear before a special sitting of Cork City District Court today.
As part of the investigation, a search was carried out by Gardaí attached to the K Community Action Team at a house in Hollystown, Dublin 15 later that evening.
During the search Gardaí seized €8,000 in cash, €76,000 of suspected cannabis herb and four pop up tents containing €14,000 of suspected cannabis plants with growing and ventilation equipment.
Over 3,000 suspected counterfeit currency in euros, dollars and sterling was also seized.
A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and brought to Blanchardstown Garda Station.
He was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 and have since been charged to appear before the Dublin District Court (CCJ) today.
A third search was carried out at a house in Co Meath but nothing was seized and no arrests made.
Speaking at Fermoy Garda Station today, Superintendent John Deasy said the seizure highlights the dedication of the Roads Policing Units to deny criminals access to the road network throughout the country.